French Court Rules to Extradite Alleged Rwanda Genocide Financier to UN Court

A top French appeals court has refused to block the extradition of the alleged financier of Rwanda’s 1994 genocide to a United Nations tribunal. The decision by France’s Court of Cassation is a blow to Felicien Kabuga, 84, who was arrested at his Paris-area apartment in May after a quarter-century on the run.  Kabuga’s lawyers had appealed an earlier ruling that he should stand trial at a U.N. court based in Arusha, Tanzania. They said his health was poor and raised fears the U.N. court would be biased against him.  FILE – Felicien Kabuga, a fugitive wanted over the 1994 Rwandan genocide, who was arrested in a Paris suburb on May 16, 2020, is seen in this handout photo released by the Mecanisme pour les Tribunaux penaux internationaux.But the Court of …

For Belarus Protesters, Battle is for Long Haul

The inauguration of Belarus President Alexandr Lukashenko following elections widely viewed as rigged has ushered in a new scenario in Belarusian politics.  The pressure against the authoritarian president has not diminished as the opposition pledges to continue its protests while many countries refuse recognizing Lukashenko as the legitimate president of Belarus.  In this report narrated by Jonathan Spier, Ricardo Marquina has details from Minsk.PRODUCER:  Rod James …

Thorny Summit: Turkey, Belarus, China, Migration Among Questions Facing EU Leaders

Tough foreign policy issues, including tensions with Turkey, sanctions against Belarus and relations with China, will be up for discussion at a two-day European Union summit that starts Thursday.This end-of-month summit will be a test on whether the European Union can speak with one voice over thorny issues in its neighborhood and beyond.  The summit was delayed a week after Charles Michel, president of the 27-member European Council, was quarantined for possible coronavirus infection. He has since tested negative. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visit the archeological site of Aptera, on the Greek island of Crete, Sept. 29, 2020.“We strongly support dialogue between NATO allies Greece and Turkey and encourage them to resume discussion of these issues as soon as possible,” Pompeo said.  Reports …

7 Parties Agree on Belgian Government Led by Liberal De Croo

Almost 500 days after Belgian parliamentary elections, seven parties from both sides of the linguistic aisle agreed early Wednesday on forming a fully functioning majority government under new Prime Minister Alexander De Croo that will center on dealing with the pandemic and its devastating economic impact. A final negotiating session that lasted almost 24 hours found agreement on a common budget that could unite the seven parties, consisting of Liberals, Socialists and Greens, divided into separate linguistic entities, and the Dutch-speaking Christian Democrats. “It is the starting point for a new way of doing politics, with more pragmaticism, cooperation and, especially, more respect,” De Croo said. Led by De Croo and francophone Socialist Paul Magnette during the last days of negotiations, the parties found money to fund new initiatives like …

Britain, Canada Sanction Belarus’ Lukashenko, Top Officials

Britain and Canada have imposed sanctions on Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, his son and other top officials for allegedly rigging the country’s presidential election and committing acts of violence against protesters.The sanctions are the first imposed by major Western powers against Belarusian government officials and subject them to an immediate travel ban and asset freeze.Lukashenko’s post-election crackdown has resulted in the arrest of more than 12,000 people who participated in mass demonstrations that erupted after he claimed victory in an election that opponents allege was stolen. Lukashenko has denied the election was fixed.British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab speaks at a press conference with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the State Department, Sept. 16, 2020, in Washington.“Today the U.K. and Canada have sent a clear message by imposing sanctions against …

Assange May End Up at Colorado Supermax Jail, UK Court Told

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange would have to be “almost dying” to get out of arguably the most notorious prison in the United States if convicted of espionage charges and sent there, a court at London’s Old Bailey heard Tuesday. Assange, who is fighting an extradition request from the U.S., would likely be sent to the federal Supermax prison in Florence, Colorado, if convicted, according to Maureen Baird, a former warden at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York. U.S. prosecutors have indicted the 49-year-old Assange on 17 espionage charges and one charge of computer misuse over WikiLeaks’ publication of secret American military documents a decade ago. The charges carry a maximum sentence of 175 years in prison. Assange’s defense team says he is entitled to First Amendment protections for the …

Macron to Outline France’s Controversial Anti-Separatism Bill

Five years after the Paris terrorist strikes and a week after a brutal knife attack in the French capital, French President Emmanuel Macron sketches the broad outlines Friday of upcoming legislation targeting groups considered hostile to the French Republic and its values — with radical Islam, including its political dimension, at the forefront.   The anti-separatism bill has been long awaited, but was pushed back by the coronavirus pandemic. A recent poll shows the majority of French approve the initiative.   But critics, particularly members of France’s roughly six-million-strong Muslim community — Western Europe’s largest—worry it will deepen anti-Muslim sentiment they say has been on the rise in recent years.   Some also suggest it is politically motivated ahead of France’s 2022 elections, while still others—notably the leading opposition far-right …

Dutch Students Work Hard To Keep Virus Out of Shared Houses

This is not the student life Iris Raats had hoped for when she was accepted at Leiden University to study law. With the coronavirus pandemic casting its long shadow over education in the Netherlands and around the world, most of her lectures are online and the vibrant social life in the country’s oldest university city has been reined in to contain the spread of the pandemic. Instead, socializing happens predominantly within the four walls of the house that the 19-year-old shares with 13 other students close to the city’s central railway station. “I’m very glad that I found … a room in Leiden and that I can experience living with students and have parties here in the kitchen,” she said. “But it’s not like real student life.” Houses packed with …

Greece Steps Up Refugee Transfers from Congested Lesbos

Greek authorities on Monday began transferring hundreds of refugees from the island of Lesbos to reduce chronic overcrowding that caused hardship and fanned tensions with locals. Over 700 people were to sail to the Greek mainland aboard a ferry later Monday, organizers said, three weeks after a sprawling camp on the island burned down. Another group will leave on Thursday, state agency ANA said. Some 2,500 refugees and asylum-seekers are to be relocated overall, following coronavirus tests, according to the migration ministry. Over 12,000 asylum-seekers were left homeless on Sept. 8 after a fire ravaged the Lesbos camp of Moria, Europe’s largest. Six Afghan youths are on trial for arson in connection to the fire. They deny the charges. The Moria camp was notorious for overcrowding, poor sanitation and ethnic gang violence. The fire broke out …

Poland Rejects Letter From Diplomats Urging Tolerance for LGBT People

Polish leaders on Monday rejected suggestions that LGBT people in Poland are facing any kind of discrimination or depravation of rights, following the publication of an open letter from 50 ambassadors and international representatives expressing their support for “challenges faced” by the LGBT communities in the nation. The ambassadors’ appeal, coordinated by Belgium’s embassy in Poland and published Sunday, comes as an increasingly visible LGBT community in Poland has faced a backlash from the right-wing government, many local communities and the Catholic Church. “Human rights are universal, and everyone, including LGBTI persons, are entitled to their full enjoyment,” the letter said, using the acronym for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people. FILE – Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki speaks during a press conference in Vilnius, Lithuania, Sept. 17, 2020.At a news conference …

Turkey Vows Support for Azerbaijan in Escalating Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

Turkey says it will back Azerbaijan with all means necessary as fighting entered a second day Monday between Azeri and Armenian forces over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh enclave, in a sign the conflict could be widening.  Monday saw Azeri and Armenian forces exchange heavy artillery fire, with each accusing the other of starting the hostilities Sunday. Observers called the latest fighting over Nargono Karabakh, an enclave inside Azerbaijan but run by ethnic Armenians, the worst since the 1990s. Witness reports put the number of dead, including civilians, at more than 20 and at least 100 wounded.  People watch TV in a bomb shelter in Stepanakert, the capital of the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region, in this picture released Sept. 28, 2020. (Foreign Ministry of Armenia/Handout via Reuters)Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was quick to voice …

Coronavirus Global Death Tally Approaches 1 Million

The World Health organization says 120 million rapid diagnostic tests for the coronavirus will be made available to low- and middle-income countries as the world approaches a death toll of 1 million. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a news conference in Geneva on Monday that the tests would cost less than $5.  He said manufacturers Abbott and SD Biosensor are working in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to “make 120 million of these new, highly portable and easy-to-use rapid COVID-19 diagnostic tests available over a period of six months.” COVID-19 is the disease caused by the coronavirus. The Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center reported Monday that there were close to 1 million deaths worldwide. It said there are more than 33 million infections around the globe.  In India, the …

Sri Lanka Returns Hazardous Waste to Britain

Sri Lanka says it is shipping 21 containers of waste back to Britain.  Officials said hazardous waste materials, including hospital waste, were found in some of the containers, in violation of international laws and European Union regulations.  Officials said the containers were supposed to be holding used mattresses, rugs and carpets for possible recycling. An AFP reports says the containers arrived in Sri Lanka between September 2017 and March 2018. The containers left Sri Lanka bound for Britain Saturday, officials said.  Several Asian countries have said they are tired of being the garbage dump for wealthy nations and have refused docking privileges to ships transporting waste.  …

Switzerland Voters Reject Limiting Immigration from EU   

Voters in Switzerland rejected a proposed limit on immigration from European Union countries in a national referendum Sunday. The freedom-of-movement proposal put forth by the populist Swiss People’s Party was defeated, with only 38% of voters approving the measure. The intent of the People’s Party was to prioritize access to jobs, social protection and benefits to Swiss citizens over those from the 27 countries of the EU, of which Switzerland is not a member.  Critics of the proposal maintained that would have been disadvantageous to Swiss citizens wanting to live or work in any EU member countries. The President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen welcomed the result, saying that it upheld “one of the core pillars of our relationship: the mutual freedom to move, to live and to work in Switzerland and the EU.” About 1.4 million EU citizens live in Switzerland, a country of roughly 8.2 million, while some 500,000 Swiss live in EU member …

Dozens Arrested as Protests Against Lukashenko Continue in Belarus 

Belarusian police detained dozens of protesters on Sunday during a march in Minsk and security forces in Homel used tear gas against demonstrators, as a groundswell of opposition to Alexander Lukashenko, who claimed victory in the country’s presidential election more than a month ago, continued for the 50th day. The protests in Minsk, Homel, and other cities came after Lukashenko, in power since 1994, was inaugurated on September 23 in a secretive ceremony that prompted European Union members and the United States to issue statements that they did not recognize his legitimacy. A spokesman for the Homel Regional Executive Committee’s Main Department of Internal Affairs said “technical devices” were used to cause a loud explosion and a flash of light and tear gas was used “because some people behaved inappropriately,” RFE/RL’s Belarus …

Switzerland Votes in Referendum on Limiting Immigration from EU

Switzerland is voting Sunday in a referendum on limiting immigration from the European Union and some other domestic measures.If the freedom-of-movement proposal by the populist Swiss People’s Party were to pass, it would give preferential access to jobs, social protection and benefits to Swiss citizens over those from the 27 countries of the EU, of which Switzerland is not a member.It also could lead to reciprocal disadvantages to Swiss citizens wanting to live or work in any of the EU member countries.Approval of the measure could endanger trade relations with the EU, which is Switzerland’s biggest trading partner.About 1.4 million EU citizens live in Switzerland, a country of roughly 8.2 million, while some 500,000 Swiss live in EU member countries.In a similar referendum in 2014, the Swiss voted for limiting …

Вот какую разруху чокнутая пани мер верещук сделала в городе Рава-Руська

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Знатно бомбануло: НАТО у ворот – великий провал гениального стратега карлика пукина!

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Европа объединяется и объявляет войну обиженному карлику пукину

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Рішення провалити спецоперацію проти вагнерівців було ухвалено на нараді у зеленого карлика

  Рішення провалити спецоперацію проти вагнерівців було ухвалено на нараді у зеленого карлика. Зараз звучить чимало версій про зрив багалітньої роботи патріотичних українських спецслужб з метою виманювання кривавих вагнерівців спочатку у Білорусь, а потім їх арешт в Україні. Найбільш вірогідним виглядає дзвінок у білоруське кгб від пукінського крота, який приймав участь у нараді в офісі президента. Цим кротом називають дегенерата єрмака, або його підлеглих. Тому зараз українці звинувачують зеленського у покриванні зради батьківщини у його оточенні. Насправді все значно простіше. Рішення припинити спецоперацію і руками ман’яка лукашенка повернути кривавих вагнерівців ображеному карлику пукіну було прийнято на нараді в офісі президента під головуванням самого зеленого карлика. А зараз, не зеленський прикриває дегенерата єрмака і інших, а зе-команда намагається вивести з під імпічменту свого керівника.   —————-   Для поширення вашого відео …